Heidi MacDonald should clean her office out more often, as it resulted in an interesting blogpost and an interesting discussion over at The Beat. First, Heidi explains where the term "pamphlet" came from in terms of describing comic books:
Wolfman offers his thoughts in the comments field, saying he meant for the term to be "derisive," then shares several interesting thoughts about telling stories in longer formats and on the web, where stories "can be the size they need to be." Paul Pope weighs in as well. Go check it out.